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Unformatted text preview: e “hockey stick” and related studies. The academy found our
conclusions to be valid and appropriately understood them to be one piece of the puzzle. In fact, dozens of “hockey stick” studies using
different data and methods have verified and extended our original findings in the past several years.Barton took a different tack. He
commissioned a statistician from George Mason University to produce a report for his committee to misrepresent our research. When the
National Academy of Sciences issued its report, which validated our findings, fossil fuel industry allies in Congress like Sen. James Inhofe (ROklahoma) falsely claimed that the report disproved our research. Inhofe has named me and 16 others scientists as people he’d like to investigate
if he again gains control of a committee in the Senate. Inhofe has just published a book detailing the “global warming conspiracy” he believes is
behind climate science research. As a climate scientist, I can assure everyone that my colleagues and I simply aren’t that organized.Like Barton,
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issue...
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